WORLD WAR II B-26 COMBAT
European Theatre of Operations
Lt Col Samuel Warren Cochran, USAF (Ret), PhD.
Edited by Amanda P. Lewanski.
Installed as a webpage on Shade Tree Physics on 11 Sep 2016.
Latest Update, 04 Jun 2018.
In 1989, Sam Cochran compiled five essays about his B-26 combat experiences in
World War II. Among others, he mailed copies of these essays to his aunt Rowena
(Dunnam) Robinson of Wayne County, Mississippi. Sam's aunt "Rowena" was a
sister to my first father-in-law, Theordore Roosevelt Dunnam, of Wayne County
Mississippi. [There may be other family connections: Cochran - Robinson - Dunnam,
but I've been unable run them down yet.]
Rowena Robinson passed away in December 1990, and I "inherited" her copies of Sam's essays.
Until the summer of 2016 the essays resided, unread, in a file folder labled "WWII -
Cochran." Upon examining them, my wife and I felt that they should, in some manner,
be be made accessible to the public. I think that Sam voiced that sentiment in
a note accompanying the first essay to his Aunt on February 8, 1989.
"Aunt Rowena: If you can think of anyone
who might like a copy please let me know."
In September of 2016 I installed reasonable facsimiles of the essays
Each essay may be read by clicking the appropriate link below.
THE TRIP OVER
- 3 Pages
THE FIRST MISSION
- 3 pages
- 2 pages
MISSIONS 1 THROUGH 72
- 5 pages
- 3 Pages
Google Earth imagery and ancilliary narrative info have been added to the end of some essays
to give the reader a more complete picture of the matters described.